Have you ever wondered what’s going on with those amazing illustrations in bullet journals? I’m talking about, the ones that feature a stunning drawing and also the name of a month on it? That page is known as a bullet journal cover page. Usually, they’re the most attention-grabbing, unique, and elaborate spreads one can add to their journal at the start of each month.
There isn’t a great deal of purpose behind the bullet journal cover page. It just works as a nice break between months for easy navigation during a flip through.
19 August Bullet Journal Covers That’ll Blow Your Mind
So if the cover page is just an image, why is it important to have?
Personally, I think that they provide a great deal of flexibility compared to the standard calendars but people use that as their distinction between months. Most calendar layouts are spread over 2 pages in the journal and work well as a real show stopper style page.
Let’s get some inspiration for August!
Candy Cart Bullet Journal Cover
You KNOW I am obsessed with this cover! This is my colour palette, my favourite theme and I love everything about it. So much so, that I was very tempted to purchase those exact markers despite having a rather substantial collection of Tombow markers!
Supplies Used: Journal, Ruler, Pencil, Fine Liner, Eraser, Koi Markers (these seem to be a GREAT budget option)
Under The Sea Inspired Bullet Journal Cover
This is some impressive colouring! Obviously, Anne has used a mixture of markers and colouring pencils for this amazing effect.
Augusti Floral Cover Page
Wow! I love absolutely everything about this and I am very impressed with the way the flowers wrap around the lettering.
Ice Cream Bullet Journal Cover
Obviously, I make no secret about my obsession with all things ice cream. Especially novelty products, because it means I’m not eating it. It’s a calorie-free treat for my eyes! So, obviously, I’m pro ice cream illustrations and doodles in the bullet journal.
Sundae’s and Ice Cream August Cover
Want to learn how to draw ice creams and candies? Check out this post, it shares 22 awesome doodle tutorials for the bullet journal. I love this layout, the illustrations would be very easy to recreate and I would say that this is a beginner-friendly cover idea.
Peachy August Bullet Journal Cover
I would love to learn how to colour a peach like that! Having used Copic markers in a bullet journal before, they bled through as they are alcohol ink. The same with anything sharpie related. The best markers to use in the bullet journal would probably be the Tombow’s because they are water-based. You can also recreate that type of blending with Tombow brush pens.
I highly recommend this set called ‘Perfect Blends’, so you get the light and dark shade of each colour essentially.
Video – Surf Boards August Cover
I love this video, because watching the process of people drawing is 1, very relaxing and 2, fairly awe-inspiring at times! Usually, after watching videos like this I am buzzed and ready to get doodling and drawing.
Minimalist Bullet Journal August Cover
This bullet journal cover is so impressive! It’s actually a Log of sorts without a lot of content but it works really well as a brief overview of the month ahead. I would create a cover page just before that layout on a single page but that’s just a personal preference.
Donut Lettering August Cover!
Do doughnut vans actually exist? If not, why not? Can I have a doughnut?
I love this layout. If you don’t want to create a stripe full of doughnut doodles on a page, you could absolutely cheat. Washi tapes come in a huge variety of patterns and serve as a great decorative effect inside the journal.
Feathers August Bullet Journal Cover
If you want to learn how to easily draw a feather, check out this post full of step by step doodle tutorials!
By The LightHouse August Bullet Journal Cover
If you love being by the sea in the seaside in Summer then this is a great idea to use as a bullet journal cover. I love the use of colour and varying shades and tones in the waves.
Friends Inspired August Bullet Journal Cover
Ha! Yas! I love the lettering in this layout and the fact that it was inspired by friends. If you’re big into nostalgia and the show, then obviously this layout will look great in your journal.
Rose Coloured Glasses August Bullet Journal Cover
Love to be by the beach? Or do you also remember Miami vice? I would bet all of the money I have, you’ve no idea what I’m talking about. Draw those 80’s style sunglasses and a labyrinth within the lenses to reflect your favourite vacation spot or place to be in Summer. It could be a city street, a picnic in a park or even just sunbathing in your back yard!
Butterfly August Bullet Journal Cover
Floral Double Cover Spread
Bon Journal spreads are always insanely inspiring and it’s very tempting to reproduce in your journal! Liz is incredibly inspiring. But this is pretty intimidating! You can’t go wrong with the tutorials that are available through the Instagram feed but don’t forget to use a mechanical pencil in case you make any mistakes.
August Bullet Journal Cover With Swearing
Because obviously! I’m Irish and have the mouth of a sailor so yes, it could work in my journal. If you also want to make August fluffing magical then repeat this in your own journal. I’ve started to record motivational quotes in my journal to keep myself in a determined mindset.
Can we talk about the lettering?! It’s amazing.
Flying Balloons August Cover
If you love the whimsy of balloons then have at it! Balloons drawn like this makes me think of ‘the sky’s the limit’ which is rather motivating and encouraging for me. If you’re in need of some motivation then looking at this on a daily basis will do wonders for your mental health.
Watercolour August Bullet Journal Cover
I would love to see how the paper reacted to the water but this looks great! You don’t even need to use that much water. Using Tombow markers, the blender and then water around the edges. A little playing around and testing may be what is required depending on how thick the pages that are in your journal.
Harry Potter Inspired August Cover
This is incredibly inspiring, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan. I’m just incredibly impressed by the drawing of the Owl and I would definitely not have the patience for detailed drawings in my journal at all due to laziness.
Now, I want to know, when it comes to August, what do you think about? What imagery springs to mind that you could potentially draw as a cover?